A 20-year-old female asked:
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missed my period having light spotting can i be pregnant or just period late?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Either one possible: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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